The cars are transported by special vehicles, like covered car trailers, all over India and world wide. The trailors & containerized trucks, specially designed for the safe carriage of cars, are used for the purpose. Fully enclosed rail cars, with sophisticated tie-down systems to secure the ride, protect the vehicle from any accidental damage
With the help of professional loading crew and the most modern technology, the transit is safe. In addition, the monitoring and tracing systems are also offered to the customers. This further ensures reliable, on-time delivery and cross-continental vehicle transportation.
Also, to provide complete relief to the customers, a transparent on-line vehicle tracking system is available. Here, the customer can trace the vehicle at any given point of time, with complete ease.
Most auto transport companies require some preparation to be made in advance to the vehicle being picked up for shipping.
A list of some of the pre-move activities:
Inspection of the vehicle is done by the company's expert in the presence of a customer / his representative.
The vehicle needs to be operable (though some companies move inoperable vehicles for an extra charge).
The vehicle should be free from any fluid leaks.
All personal belongings need to be removed from the vehicle prior to shipping. It is against the law for any vehicle carrier to accept a vehicle with personal items inside.
Hazardous materials cannot be transported in this manner.
Roof racks or other non-permanent items must also be removed.
The alarm system in vehicle must be disabled or disconnected.
All antennas must be removed or fully retracted.
The passenger cars / jeep / multi-utility vehicles etc, which are in the registered category, may be imported without a license. This can be obtained on payment of full customs duty by certain categories of importers.
Also, custom duty is to be paid in foreign convertible currency and the rate of duty on new cars, used cars, spares etc are different. The methods of calculating the depreciation on the vehicle in transit are also different and accordingly the rates vary.